Two Nepalese journalists assaulted in separate incidents

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Nepal's newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (C) waves to journalists after winning a vote of confidence in Kathmandu, 18 July 2021, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

Nepal: ‘New government should address rights’

Human Rights Watch wrote a letter to Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba urging the new government to prioritize human rights protection and address impunity which had worsened in recent years.

Pedestrians walk past cinema posters in Kathmandu, Nepal, 6 June 2016, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

Nepal: Freedom Forum welcomes court decision acquitting comedian Pranesh Gautam

Comedian Pranesh Gautam was charged in 2019 and detained for eight days over a film review which allegedly insulted filmmakers and artists.

Parliamentarians arrive at the Supreme Court to file a writ petition against the president's decision to dissolve the parliament for the second time, Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 May 2021, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

Freedom Forum expresses concern over the grilling of journalists by the Supreme Court over a news report

Two editors were summoned and questioned by the Supreme Court over a ‘baseless’ news report. Freedom Forum said this is a form of harassment that undermines the work of independent media.